Kansas St. Rallies To Beat Oregon St. 6-2 In 10

By: AP, posted by Kinch O'Kelley
By: AP, posted by Kinch O'Kelley

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- Tanner Witt's two-run single in the 10th inning capped a four-run rally and Kansas State beat Oregon State 6-2 on Saturday in the opening game of the Corvallis super regional.

The Wildcats (45-17) had seven hits over the final two innings and sent nine batters to the plate in the 10th. They pulled ahead when Jared King led off the inning with a bloop double into shallow left-center and Jon Davis brought him home with an RBI single. Two batters later, pinch hitter Mitch Meyer knocked a bases-loaded RBI single, and Witt broke the game open with a two-run single into right field.

With two outs and two strikes in the ninth, Ross Kivett doubled into the right field gap and reached third on an error, scoring when Witt followed with an RBI single that stunned the record crowd of 3,574 at Goss Stadium.

The rally spoiled a strong effort by Oregon State starter Matt Boyd, who struck out three and held the Big 12's top-hitting team to five hits over seven innings.

Pac-12 Player of the Year Michael Conforto put Oregon State (48-11) ahead in the fourth with a two-run homer over the right field bleachers.

The Wildcats got one back in the sixth when, Kivett led off with a double and Witt followed with an infield single. Boyd then hit two straight batters to force in a run.

Jake Mattys (9-1) earned the win with two innings of relief.

Jace Fry (0-1) took the loss.


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